New: Manage Google Workspace Comments from Google Chat


Google Workspace has new improvements that enhance communication, productivity, and collaboration in Google Chat.

With the new update, users can reply to and resolve comments in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly from Google Chat. No more toggling between applications will be required. Google Chat is also implementing expanded comment threads providing for more context while replying. This enhancement provides a more comprehensive understanding of the conversation. In these comments, users can now @mention their colleagues to ensure they are notified.

With these updates, the collaboration process on Docs, Sheets, and Slides has become more intuitive and efficient without ever leaving Chat. These new features are available for Chat on your browser, Android, or iOS, just follow the instructions below to integrate Google Drive with Chat.

Getting Started: Add the Google Drive app to Chat and Turn on Google Drive notifications in Chat or Gmail

In Google Chat, apps are special accounts that you can message that connect you to services in Chat. Google Drive can be added as an app to Chat that you can interact with. 

  1. ​​​​Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
    1. In Google Chat: Click the + button next to “Chat” (left menu panel) to start a new chat > click Find apps.
    2. In Gmail, hover over the Chat icon (left menu panel) > click New chat  > click Find apps.
  2. Search for the Google Drive app .
  3. Click Add or Chat to install the Google Drive app in Chat 
  4. After you install the app, Google Drive will ask if you want to turn on Drive Notifications in Google Chat. Reply with Yes to turn on notifications.

More Technology Training and Resources

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Note: This blog post was modified from Take action on Google Drive requests and comments directly in Google Chat and revised with additional content. 

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